Kaew Chan Waterfall or Nine - Level waterfall - is one kilometre from Bo Khlung hot
stream. Kaew Chan Waterfall’s name was given by Sirinthorn Princess. As the name
indicates, the water cascades from the ninth level and down the central valley of
steep cliff, especially during the rainy season when there is always a lot of water
at the top level. It is possible to walk up to the ninth level and takes about two
Khao Wang - It is a hill that is about 44 metres high and was originally called Khao
Sattanat. It is located two kilometres west of the town. King Rama V had commanded
a palace to be built on the hill and made a royal visit to receive the Portuguese
minister in 1887. The palace area was donated by King Rama VII to be used as a monastery,
which was later called Wat Khao Wang Tourist can get to the hill by cable cars and
see from the top how beautiful Ratchaburi is.
Festivals around Ratchaburi
Ratchaburi is a land of rich and varied culture and origin, much of which has been
preserved and can still be seen today. Amongst the things of interest are the histories,
the way of life, the culture, and the natural beautiful including caves, streams,
forests and mountains. That's what makes Ratchaburi a popular place to visit in Thailand.
Ratchaburi Tourism Fair is held every year during February – March on the ground
of the City Hall. Activities include demonstrations of famous handicrafts, such as
jar making and Sin Tin Chok cloth weaving, the selling of OTOP products and agricultural
produce, and folk art and cultural performances by local tribal groups.
Sweet Grape and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Week Fair is held around March –
April of every year to introduce agricultural produce to the market, especially grapes
which most people grow in Amphoe Damnoen Saduak. Damnoen Saduak Grape is famous for
its sweetness and good taste. This fair features the beauty contest of Thida A -
ngun Wan and the competition of quality agricultural products.
Khao Ho or Ang Mi Thong Festival is a Su Khwan ceremony or the blessing ceremony
for happiness and longevity in life, held around the ninth lunar month. Karens believe
that the ninth lunar month is a bad time when ghosts and evil hunt and eat Khwan
spirit of people, so those people may get sick or die. Normally, this ceremony is
often held on the full moon day of the ninth lunar month, but if some families are
not convenient, they can change to any day in the ninth month. In the ceremony, people
boil Khao Ho which is sticky rice moulded and wrapped in a cone shape; then they
will boil it like Khanom Chang. In the past, they ate Khao Ho by dipping it in honey
but at present they often dip it in sliced coconut. On the day they boil Khao Ho,
the Su Khwan Ceremony will be held, too. It starts with poking a wooden plate and
blowing a Khaen for entertainment; then the elders in each family will tie red threads
on the children’s wrists and give a blessing for good luck.